Re-enrol in your course

Re-enrolling is the process of confirming which subjects and any planned periods of leave you will be taking in the coming year. If you are a currently enrolled coursework student and are continuing your course next year, you must re-enrol during the re-enrolment period.

New students

If you are commencing a course in 2022, visit the Get Started at Melbourne website to complete your enrolment.

Graduate researchers

This re-enrolment process is for coursework students only and different deadlines and requirements apply to Graduate Researchers. Visit the Graduate Research Hub to learn more.

How to re-enrol

1. Plan your course
Use the 2022 Handbook and course planning resources to decide which subjects you need or want to enrol in. If you are a student visa holder, ensure that your course plan enables you to complete your course by your visa end date and meets the other requirements of your student visa.

2. Enrol in your subjects
Use your Study Plan to enrol in all of your subjects for 2022, and/or apply for a Leave of Absence if you plan to take a break from your course. You need to re-enrol for the full year unless you're finishing your course mid-year. Find out how to enrol using the study plan
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3. Confirm your re-enrolment
Review your Study Plan to check that you have accepted your enrolment declaration and that your subjects are marked as ‘Enrolled’ and not ‘Planned’.

When to re-enrol

 WhenNotes
Timely periodMonday 15 November (subjects will open progressively from 11am AEDT) to Monday 13 December 2021 (11.59pm, AEDT)  
Late periodTuesday 14 December to Monday 10 January 2022 (11.59pm, AEDT) A $117 late re-enrolment fee applies if you re-enrol during this period 
Cancellation period From Tuesday 11 January 2022 If you don’t re-enrol by this date your enrolment will be cancelled. You will be charged $291 if you apply for reinstatement

Handbook publication date

The Handbook is the University's official source of course and subject information and is an important tool to help you plan your re-enrolment. The 2022 Handbook, including the available delivery modes, is now available.

Re-enrol as early as possible

You can re-enrol while you are awaiting your results, even if you are unsure whether you have passed a subject.

Re-enrolling as soon as possible during the timely period is recommended as:

  • You'll be ready soon to organise your timetable
  • If a quota applies to your subject, the earlier you register interest by provisionally enrolling, the more likely you are to secure a place
  • It saves you from paying the late re-enrolment fee if you re-enrol in the late period, or reinstatement fee if you are cancelled from your course due to failure to re-enrol
  • It is a good time to seek course advice if required
  • There may be Summer Term and other subjects offered early in the year that you'd like to undertake.

Why do I need to re-enrol?

Re-enrolling is a chance to reflect on your course so far and make choices about your Study Plan for the year ahead. By planning your studies you can look at what opportunities you can fit in around your studies that complement your goals and interests.

When you re-enrol, you are communicating your study intentions to the University which enables us to plan our services and facilities to provide you with the best possible experience in your next year of study.

You must re-enrol:

  • to retain your place in your course, including if you are:
    • taking a break from your studies
    • graduating mid-year
    • completing a study overseas program
  • before you can enter your class preferences into MyTimetable
  • if you are a student visa holder, to meet the requirements of your visa.

Vaccination requirements

The health, safety and wellbeing of our community is of the utmost importance. As part of our ongoing response to the pandemic, to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to our community, COVID-19 vaccination (or a valid exemption) is now a requirement for anyone attending our campuses. For more information visit the University’s Vaccination website.

Don't miss important enrolment notifications

The University will communicate important updates about your enrolment via email and may occasionally contact you via text. Remember to check your student email account at least twice a week even during University breaks or leave periods to keep informed. Find out how to forward your student email.

Consider taking subjects over summer

Summer Term, January and February intensive subjects are taught across January and February. Studying over summer break can be a great way to complete your degree in a shorter timeframe, or to catch up if you reduced your study load or failed subjects during the year.

How to search for summer subjects

Enrolment requirements and making changes

At a minimum, by the end of the late re-enrolment period you must have re-enrolled in at least one subject or apply for a Leave of Absence for all or part of the year to avoid having your enrolment cancelled due to failure to re-enrol.

However, you are still at risk of cancellation if your enrolment is incomplete after the re-enrolment period. To meet your enrolment requirements, you must re-enrol in subjects and/or apply for leave for both half year periods unless you are completing your course mid-year. If you are a student visa holder, you must also meet the requirements of your student visa.

Thinking about your study plans for the full year during the re-enrolment period is advantageous as:

  • Subjects taught in the second half year period may have Summer Term and/or Semester 1 prerequisites
  • Some subject teaching periods start in January and February and may only be offered once per year
  • If a quota applies to your subject, the earlier you register interest by provisionally enrolling, the more likely you are to secure a place

Read more about enrolment requirements

What happens if my enrolment is incomplete after the re-enrolment period?

Enrolment statusConsequence Action required
No enrolment or leave application for either half year period Course enrolment will be cancelled at the end of the late re-enrolment period Apply for reinstatement
Enrolled subjects or leave application for second half year period and not first half year Course enrolment will be cancelled at the start of the standard Semester 1 period and will be withdrawn from any second half year subjects

Enrol in subjects or apply for leave for the first half year period before the start of the standard Semester 1 period.

If you miss this deadline, you will need to apply for reinstatement.

Enrolled subjects or leave application for first half year period and not second half year.

Note: if you’re currently on track to finish mid-year, you don’t need to enrol for the second half year.
Course enrolment will be cancelled at the beginning of the standard semester 2 period

Enrol in subjects or apply for leave for the second half year period before the start of the standard Semester 2 period.

If you miss this deadline, you will need to apply for reinstatement.

What if I have been cancelled from my course?

If you have been cancelled from your course due to failure to re-enrol, you can apply to be reinstated and, if successful, you will be liable for a reinstatement fee. Refer to your email notification of cancellation and follow the instructions to apply for reinstatement.

Can I change my subjects after re-enrolling?

You can make changes to your enrolment after re-enrolling, however you should only change subjects after carefully considering your options. Be aware of your course and enrolment requirements and the key dates for each subject, including the teaching period, last self-enrol date, census date and last date to withdraw without fail, and understand the potential impact to your study plan, fees and academic record of making changes to your enrolment.

Read more about enrolment key dates

Requirements for student visa holders

As a student visa holder you need to ensure that you meet the requirements of your student visa.

Maintain a full-time study load

Ensure you meet full-time study load requirements and complete your course by the end date on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Exceptions to standard study load of 50 points requirements are:

If you have not maintained a standard study load for reasons other than these, a sanction will be place on your record and you will be instructed on how to plan your course to get back on track.

Update your contact details

A requirement of your student visa is that you promptly notify the University of any changes to your contact details. The University expects that you update your contact details within 48 hours of any changes. When you’re entering your contact information, such as your overseas permanent address, you must only use English characters. Check that your details are up to date in my.unimelb.

FAQs and further assistance

Support is available if you need further course planning advice or information to manage your enrolment online. Find out how to get course planning and enrolment assistance.

  • I’m waiting for an appointment with a course adviser, can I re-enrol?

    Yes, you should re-enrol during the timely period. You can change your enrolment after receiving course advice if required.

    Be aware of your course and enrolment requirements and the key dates for each subject, including the teaching period, last self-enrol date, census date and last date to withdraw without fail, and understand the potential impact to your study plan, fees and academic record of making changes to your enrolment.

    In addition to the Handbook, you can also use the online course planning resources to help plan your studies.

    By re-enrolling during the timely re-enrolment period, you will avoid the late re-enrolment fee.  Waiting for a course advice appointment is not grounds for this fee to be waived.

  • Should I re-enrol if I am undecided about my study plans?

    If you are still deciding which subjects to take, or whether to apply for leave, you should enrol in subjects that you are considering taking by the timely re-enrolment deadline. Don’t worry, if you change your mind you can update your enrolment after re-enrolling.

    Be aware of your course and enrolment requirements and the key dates for each subject, including the teaching period, last self-enrol date, census date and last date to withdraw without fail, and understand the potential impact to your study plan, fees and academic record of making changes to your enrolment.

    By re-enrolling during the timely re-enrolment period, you will avoid the late re-enrolment fee.

  • Do I have to re-enrol for the entire year? 

    You are required to enrol in subjects and/or apply for leave for both half year periods unless you are completing your course mid-year. If you are on track to finish your course in mid-year, you only need to enrol in subjects for the first half of the year.

    Carefully read the Enrolment requirements and making changes information to understand how to meet your re-enrolment requirements and what will happen if your enrolment is incomplete or you make changes after the re-enrolment period.

  • I can’t re-enrol. What should I do?

    If after trying you’re unable to update your study plan, submit an Enrolment Variation request and we will assist you with your enrolment.

    Submit your Enrolment Variation request as soon as possible and during the timely re-enrolment period to avoid the late re-enrolment fee.

  • I am an international student but I don’t have a current Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), can I still re-enrol?

    Yes. Your CoE can be organised and provided separately and will be based on the enrolment you select during the re-enrolment period.

  • What are the subject delivery modes?

    The delivery mode refers to how the subject will be taught – Dual-Delivery, Online and On Campus (in person). Visit the subject information page for information on subject delivery modes.

  • Can I re-enrol if I’ve been contacted about academic progress or misconduct?

    Yes. If you have been contacted about being at risk of unsatisfactory academic progress and asked to submit a Return to Good Standing Plan, you still need to re-enrol. Do this during the timely re-enrolment period to avoid the late re-enrolment fee. You can change your enrolment later if required.

    Be aware of your course and enrolment requirements and the key dates for each subject, including the teaching period, last self-enrol date, census date and last date to withdraw without fail, and understand the potential impact to your study plan, fees and academic record of making changes to your enrolment.

    If you have been contacted about Course Academic Progress Committee (CAPC) or a misconduct hearing, a sanction will be placed on your account that will prevent you from enrolling in subjects via your study plan until the outcome of your CAPC or misconduct hearing is known. If you need to re-enrol after being notified of the outcome, the sanction will be lifted and you will be able to re-enrol. No late re-enrolment fee will apply. Refer to your CAPC or misconduct email notification for further information.

  • Do I need to re-enrol if I am awaiting an outcome for my course transfer/early exit application?

    Yes, re-enrol as though your application will not be approved. You can amend your enrolment if your application is approved. You will need to withdraw from the course/s you don’t intend to undertake. Do this promptly and, to avoid tuition fees, before the census dates for any subjects you have enrolled in as part of a course you no longer wish to undertake.

  • What if I have a 40-49 fail grade and have been or maybe deemed eligible for final subject assessment?

    Students who were due to complete won’t have been invited to re-enrol, so the re-enrolment deadlines don’t apply.

    However, if you fail your final subject you should re-enrol as you may not be offered FSA and are not guaranteed to pass the subject. Your enrolment can be amended if you pass the FSA.

    Learn more about final subject assessment.​

  • How do I re-enrol if I have an overdue fee sanction?

    Overdue fee sanctions prevent you from re-enrolling. You must pay your overdue fees to resolve the sanction and be able to re-enrol​.

    Your sanction will be ended as soon as payment has been received. Please allow up to two business days for your payment to be received by the University and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet the re-enrolment deadline.

  • I am currently on leave ending in December, do I need to re-enrol ?

    Yes. If you have subjects still to complete in your course, you need to re-enrol. Your current period of leave will not block you from re-enrolling.

  • I have approved leave for the first half of next year. Do I need to re-enrol?

    Yes. If you have approved Leave of Absence for the first half year period, you will still need to re-enrol in subjects for the second half year period.